The Volkswagen T-Cross may be a compact car but since it was unveiled in 2016 it has shown big aspirations. When it hit the roads, the T-Cross was part of VW’s SUV offensive and its third SUV-sized car in eighteen months. While the Polo is a baby version of the Golf, the T-Cross is effectively a taller, beefier-looking Polo. It even sits on the same underpinnings as the popular Polo, and such pedigree DNA should form a solid foundation.
The T-Cross is positioned below the T-Roc in VW’s line-up, crowning it the smallest SUV made by the manufacturer. So why would you pay a premium for it over the Polo? It’s all rather chunky and has all the aesthetics of an off-roader, however, you can’t even get it in all-wheel drive. It also doesn’t quite mirror the smaller Polo for a quality interior, lacking the plush materials you find on its doors and dash. Despite that, the T-Cross is similar in that department to other cars in the small SUV class, such as its Seat Arona competitor.
This is the car you’ll likely be eyeing up if you’re considering a Kia Stonic, Peugeot 2008, a Renault Captur, or a Seat Arona. In fact, the T-Cross is exactly what many small SUV buyers are looking for. It’s a big-on-the-inside SUV that’s loaded with plenty of equipment as standard and not to mention the fact that it’s comfortable and easy to drive without feeling too barge-like. It’s also quite competitive on running costs and as for driving position, the T-Cross really bucks the trend in its class, giving you a great commanding view of the road. In short, it’s a great all-round small SUV with a few forgivable flaws.
“The new T-Cross SUV is compact, versatile and dynamic. Featuring the latest car technology perfect for adventures in and out of the city.”